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Rosenzweig 1993

Rosenzweig, C., 1993: Modeling crop responses to environmental change. In Vegetation Dynamics and Global Change. A.M. Solomon and H.H. Shugart, Eds. Chapman & Hall, pp. 306-321.

This chapter explores potential biophysical responses of crops to climate change. Environmental variables affect crops at two levels: they physically delimit the geographical extent of the crop and they determine in large part the level of crop yield. Since both of these aspects are important in predicting the impacts of environmental change on agriculture, both will be addresses throughout the chapter. First, the primary environmental variables which define the limits to agricultural crop growth and production are surveyed. Second, the principal methods for predicting climate change impacts on crop geography and production are described, along with their limitations. Examples are then given of several case studies which use environmental variables and prediction techniques to demarcate present and future crop geography and to estimate potential crop production changes. Economic and social factors also contribute to the geographic distribution of agricultural production to a large extent, but these are not considered.

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  author={Rosenzweig, C.},
  editor={Solomon, A. M. and Shugart, H. H.},
  title={Modeling crop responses to environmental change},
  booktitle={Vegetation Dynamics and Global Change},
  publisher={Chapman & Hall},
  address={New York},

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ID  - ro06400f
AU  - Rosenzweig, C.
ED  - Solomon, A. M.
ED  - Shugart, H. H.
PY  - 1993
TI  - Modeling crop responses to environmental change
BT  - Vegetation Dynamics and Global Change
SP  - 306
EP  - 321
PB  - Chapman & Hall
CY  - New York
ER  -

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